I’ve written before about the wonderful neighborhood that is Oltrarno in Florence, Italy, and I’m convinced that spending time here is the one of the best ways to experience the city. The town square that is named for the church which towers over it, Santo Spirito, is home to a daily market selling fresh food and common household items. But it’s their monthly market that is most special, and some say it may be the best antique market in Florence.
On the second Sunday of each month the entire Piazza Santo Spirito turns into a bustling outdoor market of antiques, food and handmade items. When I visited in October the great majority of it was antiques and vintage furniture. I knew right away this is where I would find my souvenir from Florence (which turned out to be a lovely ornate spoon).
Also located at the Piazza Santo Spirito but on the third Sunday of each month is a farmers market loaded with organic local foods and specialties. I’ve been told a number of times that if you’re in Florence on this day you don’t want to miss it. Be sure to come hungry!
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